Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 25, 2009
Two Irishmen, Pat and Mike, had narrowly escaped death on a sinking ship. They were floundering around in icy ocean waters on a couple of planks. Pat was addicted to the grossest profanity, so he thought he ought to repent of it, so the Lord would come to their rescue. Mike thought Pat’s theology
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 25, 2009
Some don’t pray much at all. A fisherman who was out of fellowship with the Lord was at sea with his godless companions when a storm came up and threatened to sink their ship. His friends begged him to pray; but he demurred, saying, "It’s been a long time since I’ve done that or even entered a
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jul 5, 2009
Second only to suffering, waiting may be the greatest teacher and trainer in godliness, maturity, and genuine
St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome has a holy door called the “Porta Sancta” which is only opened during a Holy Year of Jubilee which occurs every 25 years. The last one was in 2000. On Christmas Eve of 2000, Pope John Paul II struck a brick wall with a silver hammer, opening up the passage. (The
Contributed by Timothy Brown on Jan 23, 2010
Illustration for Prayer - Sir George Adam Smith tells how he and his guide were climbing the Weisshorn in the Swiss Alps. It was stormy and they were making their climb on the sheltered side of the peak. When they reached the summit, they were filled with the exhilaration. Sir George forgot about
“In a culture of so much media, do we risk becoming people who can no longer stand to be alone with our thoughts, a people with an almost
Contributed by Perry Greene on Oct 11, 2012
Oil was used in the time James wrote his epistle. In ancient times various oils had various purposes. It could be that James is referring to medicinal oils such as: Aloes (Burial oil, John 19.39); Cassia and Cinnamon (in God’s holy anointing oil, Exodus 30.22-31); Frankincense Numbers 16.46-50
Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 5, 2001
Writer & speaker Joni Erickson Tada was paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident. In her book Secret Strength, Joni wrote about facing temptation.
I was in my late 20’s, single, and with every prospect of remaining so. Sometimes lust or a bit of fantasizing would seem so
Contributed by Tim Shockley on Apr 16, 2001
One of the loneliest times we can have comes when we face a time of need without having a loving friend to talk to about it. Everyone needs at least one trusted friend in whom to confide. Elisha A. Hoffman, author and composer of more than 2,000 gospel songs, was pastor of a church in Lebanon
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
Through prayer we can carry in our heart all human pain and sorrow, all conflicts and agonies, all torture and war, all hunger, loneliness and misery, not because of some great psychological or emotional
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
There’s nothing like a good crisis to increase my energy and remind me how much I need God.”
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 25, 2002
The New York Times reports that during the attacks of
September 11, the communication between rescue workers and their commanding officers was not good. Instead of reaching the workers by radio to warn of the imminent collapse of the Trade Center Towers, a messenger had to be
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Oct 12, 2002
Bill and Gloria Gaither have written many wonderful Christian songs. One that Gloria wrote in the late 1960’s came while she was expecting a child. The couple was going through some terrible problems. Bill had been seriously sick, their music had been attacked as not being spiritual. On new years
When I finally decided to do what God wanted, I realized this first hand. Within the span of one week, my wife and I had several negative things happen in our lives. First, a close family friend died of a massive heart attack. Two days after that, we found out that her grandmother was diagnosed
Contributed by Tim Richards on Jun 22, 2005
Theodore Roosevelt said, "There has not yet been a person in our history who led a life of ease
Contributed by Lisa Delay on Oct 8, 2005
My son Nathan is autistic, so he struggles everyday with many things most of us take for granted. We, as his family, struggle too along with him. Things like speaking, a change in his environment, certain sounds, interruptions in his plans or routine and a host of other things often cause him great
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Apr 28, 2008
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PRAY
I heard a story of a ship that was sinking in the middle of a storm, and the captain called out to the crew and said, "Does anyone here know how to pray?"
One man stepped forward and said, "Yes sir, I know how to pray."
The captain said, "Wonderful, you pray
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 9, 2008
Lisa Beamer reflects on the loss of her dad in her book, "Let’s Roll." Slowly she began to understand that the plans God has for us don’t just include ‘good things’, but the whole array of human events. The ‘prospering’ he talks about in the book of Jeremiah is often the outcome of a ‘bad’ event.
Contributed by Michael West on Sep 29, 2008
Today our prayer could be: Lord, You were neither disheartened nor crushed as You lived YOUR life. The Father upheld You in Your mission. We ask today to uphold us. Grant us new strength, restore our
Contributed by Ferdinand Funk on Sep 29, 2008
Shadowlands is a powerful movie
Based on the life of C.S. Lewis.
In one scene Lewis has just return from London to Oxford.
Thru interesting circulmstances he met Joy Gresham,
And American woman who was interested in his writings.
Later on in the story
Lewis marries Joy Gresham in a